Kathmandu, Apr 26: Malaysian climber Wui Kin Chin, who was rescued on Thursday from above Camp IV on Mt Annapurna and evacuated from the world’s 10th highest mountain on Friday morning, is presently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Kathmandu.
Kin Chin’s health condition is known to be critical at the moment, a report in The Himalayan Times said.
According to Manita Pokhrel, media coordinator at Mediciti, the climber is having problems in respiration and the hospital is putting in its best efforts to stabilise his breathing, which has been affected as Kin Chin was exposed to sub-zero temperature for nearly two days.
Pokhrel stated that the chopper carrying Kin Chin from Annapurna Base Camp landed at Mediciti Hospital at around 11 am on Friday. Pre-hospital care was carried out as he landed at the hospital premises from where he was transferred to the emergency ward.
“He was kept at the resuscitation room for a long time as his body temperature had dropped extremely low. As his temperature started elevating a little, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was carried out on him,” informed Pokhrel.
Since much progress was not visible, Kin Chin was given artificial respiratory support, she added. No visible progress was noted in his condition.
Kin Chin, University of Melbourne alumnus and Singapore-based senior anaesthesiologist, went missing while descending from the summit point (8,091 m) of Mt Annapurna after his climbing guide and fellow climbers left him stranded just below the French Couloir at 7,750 m around 10 pm on Tuesday.
He had successfully scaled the summit at around 4.10 pm on Tuesday, along with 32 climbers. (UNI)